We have five Activity Centres across the region, where you can hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with our friendly and qualified instructors:
Extend your stay and camp at Roadford Campsite, Siblyback Campsite, Stithians Campsite, Tamar Campsite or Wimbleball Campsite.
Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.
Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor.
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Tamar Lakes, located close to the popular coastal resort of Bude, provides the perfect setting for your next family day out or camping adventure.
There’s a choice of electric and non-electric pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes in our AA graded, 2 star campsite.
There are spacious pitches, a children’s play area, onsite showers and toilets, washing up area, baby changing room, waste disposal and recycling facilities and a cafe.
Whether you're joining us for the day or staying a little longer, there is a wide range of activities for all ages at the lake, including:
Surrounded by British countryside, and nestled on the Cornwall and Devon border, Tamar Lakes are popular with walkers, runners, cyclists, families, sailors, bird watchers and anglers, all searching for their own piece of tranquillity.
The three mile circular path around the upper lake is also suitable for bikes, pushchairs and wheelchairs. Don't forget the camera - the countryside is humming with wildlife; why not see what you can spot from one of the bird hides? It's your outdoors - come and explore!
Keep your kids busy on your next day out at Tamar! Our activity sheets are a fantastic free download. Get your children learning and having fun on their next adventure.
Download them here
Did you know that our five activity centres are managed by South West Lakes Trust? We aim to provide social inclusion and accessibility for all. We want more people to engage with the outdoors and have fun, irrespective of ability, age and background. Find out more here.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the views with a tasty treat whilst your little adventurers let off some steam in the play area. Tamar Lake Cafe is a family friendly cafe serving fresh home cooked food and cakes, coffee and artisan teas. For opening times and more information click here.
Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club will be taking part in The Great Hobby Weekend at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September.
Please check opening times before travelling to site. Here you will find the opening times and contact information for Tamar Lakes Activity Centre.
Enjoy a family friendly camping holiday at Tamar Lakes on the Devon and Cornwall border. Experience sleeping under canvas or glamp in our wooden pod.
Experience the ultimate family adventure by exploring the lakes at your own pace. We have a variety of watersports equipment available to hire including; kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and more.
Only a few miles from the renowned Sustrans Route 3 cycle network, Tamar Lakes are surrounded by some awesome cycle routes that link up to some exceptional off-road tracks.
Already have your own kit? You can launch your own kayak, canoe, dingy or stand up paddleboard at our lakes! And, if you are a regular visitor, you can even become a member and launch as often as you like at all five activity centres!
Are you struggling for the perfect gift idea for friends or family? Look no further! Our activity gift vouchers are the perfect present for families and people who love exploring the great outdoors.
Keep your kids busy on your next day out at the South West lakes! Our activity sheets are a fantastic free download – get your children learning and having fun on their next adventure at the lakes.
Want to find out more? Here you will find a list of frequently asked questions. If you still can't find what you are looking for, please contact our team who will be happy to help.